Meet Our Speakers

We are thrilled to have a group of talented and empowering keynote speakers and workshop presenters. Learn more about this year’s speakers, and connect with them on social media.

Keynote Luncheon Speaker

Cheryl Cran

Cheryl Cran

Founder of NextMapping™/, creator of the NextNow podcast and the CEO of parent company Synthesis at Work Inc.

Cheryl is the author of 10 books including her newest, Super.Crucial.Human and her bestsellers, “NextMapping – Anticipate, Navigate and Create The Future of Work” and “The Art of Change Leadership – Driving Transformation In a Fast Paced-World”.

Cheryl’s thought leadership on the future of all things including work, society and life has been featured in publications such as Fast Company, Huff Post, Forbes, Metro New York, Entrepreneur Magazine, Reader’s Digest, CBS Online, NBC Online, and more. For over two decades Cheryl has built a reputation for delivering extraordinary value for clients that include Amazon, Upwork, AT&T,, Gartner, Scottish Water, ExecOnline and more.

Clients rate her keynotes on hybrid workplace, the human future, the future of leadership and leading hybrid teams as being inspirational, research based and highly relevant to the fast changing now and future workplace.

Cheryl brings unique multiple perspectives to her clients, gained by years of successfully working with a multitude of organizations.

Cheryl is passionate about helping leaders and teams develop the crucial human skills needed to lead a human focused future where we leverage technology to automate the mundane so that we can elevate the humane

Opening Plenary Speaker

Suzie Yorke

Suzie Yorke

Founder & CEO, Love Good Fats

Suzie Yorke is on a mission to bring healthy foods and good fats back. As a 25-year veteran of the CPG industry, Suzie has worked at brand building companies such as Procter Gamble, PepsiCo, Kraft, Heinz and Weight Watchers. She also worked at two hyper growth Start-ups prior to creating her own rocket ship success story brand, at age 50. She is more so a unique, “later blooming” entrepreneur, who utilized her accomplished marketing background, personal journey, and deep devotion and passion for health, to drive towards her Mission to spread the word that fat is back, and sugar is out!

Starting in 2017, Suzie led the launch and expansion of Love Good Fats to exceed $100 million in Gross Revenues in a little over 3 years with sales in the largest retailers across Canada and the US. Love Good Fats quickly became one of the fastest-growing bar brands in North America Suzie is now on her second Start-up and launching FourX Better ChocolateTM. This new brand is about to change how we think about chocolate: it’s the world’s first Bean-to-BarTM, Fair-TradeTM functional chocolate Bite, with 0g of Sugar added, that is also providing your daily dose of vitamins, minerals, adaptogens, and supplements.

Suzie’s astounding success has been recognized with many business awards since launching Love Good Fats, including the 2019 WXN Top 100 BMO Entrepreneur Award, 2020 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards Ones to Watch Award, The Women of Inspiration 2021 Special Recognition Entrepreneur Award, The 2021 RevolutionHer Entrepreneur Role Model Award, the 2021 Globe Mail Report on Business Top Growing Companies in Canada, placing in the coveted top #1 spot for 2017-2020 Revenues Growth, the Women of Influence Top 25 Women in Canada 2023 Award, the 2022 LGBT+ Business Advocate of the Year Award.

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